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Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavillion
Japan
Copyright: Justin phan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7500x3750
Uploaded: 13/12/2008
Actualizat: 02/10/2014
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Tags: kinkakuji; golden pavillion; japanese temple; kyoto; japan; japanese architecture
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